today, announces changes to its European
management team, that are being made to build on the company`s excellent
in its first year of operation.
The changes create a new senior level
in the Travelocity Europe holding company for current UK managing director, Jamie Cole, who has accepted a pan-European role as vice president partner
During the first nine months of 2002, Travelocity Europe has already signed
major pan-European partnerships with AOL Europe and Holiday Autos. Cole
now focus on building other strategic partnerships, as well as maximising
potential of the partnerships already in place.
Dirk Hauke, CEO Travelocity Europe, said: “Partner relations are a key
of Travelocity Europe`s business and as we continue to grow it is important
that we have a senior level team member to manage and maintain these
relationships. Jamie was a natural choice for the position as he has been
instrumental in leading our most high profile pan-European partnership
with companies such as British Airways and AOL Europe.”
Hauke continued: “As we extend our presence into other European markets,
development of strategic partnerships will become increasingly important.
recent entry into Scandinavia, through the acquisition of online travel
Resfeber, is an example of an opportunity to leverage key partnerships
all our European markets.”
Jamie Cole, vice president partner marketing, said: “The creation of a
dedicated partner marketing role is an important step forward for
I look forward to focusing on this area and extending our success across
“I have had a great two years as Travelocity.co.uk managing director,
developing a strong presence for us in the UK. We have built a highly
leadership team in the UK who will assume responsibility for our business
and I am confident that Travelocity.co.uk staff and customers will be in
Management responsibility for the Travelocity.co.uk team in Stansted will
shared between Andrew Nicholson, managing director operations and supplier
relations, and Charlotte Harper, UK marketing director.
On a European level, Dirk Hauke will continue as CEO of Travelocity Europe,
with Ned Booth as senior vice president marketing Europe and Jeff Lavender
senior vice president corporate development Europe.
Related stories on ITN: